Accounting prepares students for careers as professional accountants in industry, public accounting, the public sector and taxation. Accountants are trained to measure and communicate financial information to decision-makers such as investors, business managers, creditors, regulators, government entities and others.
Students may also pursue a five-year (150 hour) professional accounting program to be better prepared to pass the CPA examination.
Complement your degree by adding a supporting business competency to your major. Increase your marketable skills through competencies in analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management.
- Written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Analytical thinking and ability to interpret financial statements
- Interpersonal relations and teamwork
- Technological skills including Microsoft Excel
- Command of generally accepted accounting principles
- Budget Analyst
- Certified Public Accountant
- Corporate Accountant
- Forensic Accounting
- International Accounting
- Tax Manager
Types of Coursework
- Accounting Information Systems
- Business Organizations and Commercial Law
- Business Process Management and Control
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting Practice
- Cost Analysis
- Federal Income Taxation
- Intermediate Accounting
- Principles of Auditing
Jobs By Industry
Median Salary For Accounting Graduates: $53,539
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Accounting and Finance Major